Succus Rhamni. Buckthorn Juice.
Buckthorn juice is obtained from the fruit of the common buckthorn, Rhamnus cathartica, Linn. (N.O. Rhamneae), the berries being expressed when ripe. The juice is a dark reddish-purple liquid, with a fragrant odour. It is very liable to ferment.
Uses.—This juice is used only in the form of Syrupus Rhamni, and is now rarely employed except in veterinary medicine.
- Syrupus Rhamni, B.P.C.—SYRUP OF BUCKTHORN.
- Buckthorn juice, 50; with strong tincture of ginger, oil of pimento, alcohol, refined sugar and distilled water, to 100. Dose.—2 to 4 mils (1/2 to 1 fluid drachm).
The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.